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Australia actor Gulpilil guilty of assaulting wife

The indigenous Australian actor was charged with aggravated assault after hitting his wife, Miriam Ashley, and breaking her arm during a clash in December (10).

Gulpilil now faces possible jail time for the attack – during a court hearing on Wednesday (21Sep11), Darwin Magistrate John Lowndes ordered a supervision assessment to be completed for sentencing.

Lowndes told the court, “The defendant has put himself up as a role model. (But) sadly he has demolished the virtue of a role model,” adding, “the offence in its own right puts him at risk of going to jail”.

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Gulpilil is due to be sentenced on Thursday (22Sep11).

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